2013-2014 Congressional Youth Advisory Council Deadline Approaches

Reminds high school students to be young ambassadors to Congress

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Plano, TX, September 9, 2013 | comments

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) reminds Third Congressional District high school students to apply for the 2013-2014 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC).  The CYAC is open for students enrolled in public, private and home schools.  Completed applications must be submitted to Johnson’s Plano office by Friday, September 13

“Each year, I look forward to hearing and learning from bright young leaders on issues that matter the most to them and their peers.  The Congressional Youth Advisory Council gives students the opportunity to learn about all levels of government –from federal, state and local – while also giving back to our community through a service project of their choice,” said Johnson.

Johnson created the Council in 2004 to gain insight from students in his district and to inspire civic-minded young adults to achieve their full potential.  The Council meets approximately twice each school semester with Congressman Johnson and a distinguished guest speaker.  During the CYAC activities, high-achieving students explore the role citizens, lawmakers, and experts play in a thriving democracy.

Students must apply for the CYAC and may only serve on the CYAC two of four years between grades 9 – 12 to ensure as many students as possible participate.  For applicants to be considered they must submit a complete application form, a letter of parental permission, current photo for identification purposes only, a short personal essay and two letters of recommendation to Johnson’s Plano office by Friday, September 13.

The Council will be composed of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors selected based on leadership ability, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and community service. Click here to print the 2013-2014 CYAC application or call (469) 304-0382 for more information.

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